Tag Archives: Melvin Frank
Callaway Went Thataway (1951) Melvin Frank, Norman Panama, Fred MacMurray, Dorothy McGuire, Howard Keel, Comedy, Western
The Reformer and the Redhead (1950) Melvin Frank, Norman Panama, June Allyson, Dick Powell, David Wayne, Comedy, Romance
In London, stuffy statesman Carter Harrison meets Toni, a Bohemian artist with a hot Italian temper. The two impulsively marry and then find that they disagree on everything. Shortly afterward they separate. We then meet them five years later on the eve before their divorce becomes final.
Above and Beyond (1952) Melvin Frank, Norman Panama, Robert Taylor, Eleanor Parker, James Whitmore, Action, Biography, Drama
The story of Colonel Paul Tibbets, the pilot of the Enola Gay, the bomber that dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima. Although unaware of the full potential of this new weapon, he knows that it is capable of doing tremendously more damage than any other weapon used before, and that the death toll resulting from it will be enormous. He is reluctant to be the person who will end so many lives, but if using it may bring an end to the war, then not doing so may result in even more lives being lost in continued ground assaults as the fighting goes on. At the same time, the intense secrecy surrounding this mission leaves him with no one he can express his thoughts and doubts to, not even his wife. As time goes on, the pressure upon him only increase.
Buona Sera, Mrs. Campbell (1968) Melvin Frank, Gina Lollobrigida, Shelley Winters, Phil Silvers, Comedy, Romance, War
Twenty years after their initial war-time visit three U.S. servicemen hold a reunion at an Italian village. They all have fond memories, especially of local girl Carla. But she has been telling each of them that they are the father of her daughter Gia, so they have all been paying well for her upbringing. As this dawns on the threesome old rivalries surface, but times have changed and complications such as wives, middle-age, and the need to protect Gia’s future start to surface.